Writing Is Your Nature

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May 11, 2021 to May 25, 2021

Are you a nature lover or outdoor enthusiast? Do your prose and poetry have ecological connections? Are you an environmental scientist, academic or activist hoping to communicate to wider audiences?

Sign up for our free virtual writing course from May 11-25 and learn directly from some of the best science and nature writers in North America today.

Presented by Pandemic University School of Writing (PanU) and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, a not-for-profit group dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of the region from Yellowstone National Park to Yukon Territory, WRITING IS YOUR NATURE is your field course for writing about the natural world.

Get better at translating scientific research into accessible stories with the help of The Narwhal’s investigative journalist Sharon Riley. Learn how to leverage your platform and influence for good with Governor General’s Literary Award nominee Chris Turner. And find out how to publish these stories (for money, of course) with Sarah Gilman, a writer for The Atlantic and Hakai.

The series of five masterclasses were designed for (and by) writers who want to craft sublime sentences that vividly capture the natural world and our connections to it. From honing your voice to putting your skills to work, WRITING IS YOUR NATURE will sharpen your non-fiction prose through the lens of nature, ecology and conservation.

Pandemic University

The May 11-25, 2021 course offerings:

May 11: Writing on Nature with Authority, Authenticity and Personality with writers and outdoor enthusiasts Annalise and Cailynn Klingbeil
May 14: Using Your Platform and Influence for Good with Governor General Literary Award finalist Chris Turner
May 18: The Art of Evidence: Reaching General Audiences with award-winning investigative journalist Sharon Riley
May 20: Making Science and Nature Stories Your Business with Hakai and Atlantic contributor Sarah Gilman
May 25: Putting Your Skills to Work with Kevin Van Tighem

Register for all five masterclasses here.

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